Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], November 9: Famous philanthropist and entrepreneur Smita Banerjee Sasmal has been awarded the celebrated Black Swan Award for her contribution to ladies empowerment.
The award, given by AsiaOne, in affiliation with the World Compact Community UAE, the native community of the UN World Compact, recognises trendy ladies who use their ardour, dedication, and perseverance to attract consideration to and deal with the problems dealing with youngsters and girls in rural India.
The award acknowledges Smita Banerjee Sasmal’s glorious contribution in driving a change on the grassroots stage. She was introduced the award by actress and Miss Diva Universe 2015 Urvashi Rautela & Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to UAE, Rashid Sesay.
“I really feel honoured and humbled on receiving this award. The award will encourage not simply me, however many extra ladies in India, to work to empower ladies and youngsters throughout India and assist them lead a greater life,” mentioned Smita Banerjee Sasmal.
Smita Banerjee Sasmal is the founding father of Sampurti, which works for girls empowerment, water conservation, little one schooling, atmosphere preservation, and different essential causes for the previous a number of years, and has helped carry a constructive change within the lives of the poorest of the poor.
The NGO helps varied tasks comparable to distribution of instructional objects, tree plantation, well being and hygiene coaching for college ladies, amongst others. The outfit donated meals grains and different important objects, in addition to serving to victims of latest floods in East Midnapore in West Bengal rebuild their properties by offering constructing supplies. It has additionally launched different programmes for rural ladies as part of the “Be Self-Dependent” initiative.
“Sampurti helps varied causes, however I’m particularly enthusiastic about enhancing the lives of younger ladies, particularly these dwelling in rural areas. They face patriarchy, abuse, inequality at residence and out of doors, in addition to different types of discrimination. I consider schooling is the important thing to empowering ladies. We offer counselling, monetary assist, and different assist to coach ladies in rural areas and assist them chart a greater future for themselves,” she provides.